Fitness

FlyWheel Sports Review

March 15, 2016
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Last week I set goals for my spring break.  One of them was to try a new fitness class.  Since I was given three free FlyWheel classes, I thought I would try it out.  Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect since I have never been.  Many of my friends have taken classes and I have heard nothing but great things about it.  I scheduled my classes at the Plano location and here is my review.

First Impressions

The website is easy to maneuver, and I was able to quickly choose my class.  Once I got there, I found that everyone was so helpful and friendly!  I must admit, I was a little nervous when I walked in the door, but there was someone there to greet me and walk me through everything.  They have adorable shirts and merchandise.  I could tell just by browsing that they have a community they are proud to be a part of.  FlyWheel also has a purified water station with two cold spouts and a warm one.

FlyWheel

After putting everything in my locker, I was ready to ride.  I love that they offer free towels and have someone there to set up your bike.  Since it was my first time, I had no idea how my bike needed to be set up.  Joyce, the instructor was full of energy and very motivating.  I opted out of having my name on the Torq board, but it was fun watching the two people next to me place first (one in the male and female category).  FlyWheel is an incredible cardio workout.  Just check out my Fitbit stats…

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The music was fun, the lights were dim and everyone put forth a ton of effort.  We were all drenched with sweat at the end of the workout.  Although I felt like my heart was about to explode the whole time I was in there, I felt great afterwards and know I got in an amazing workout.

FlyBarre

Let me start off by saying, I am used to Barre Code workouts.  This was completely different.  The room is small with great lighting and surrounded by mirrors.  When I signed up for the class, I had to pick my spot in the room and reserve my mat.  This is helpful if you are going with friends and want to guarantee a spot next to each other.  All of the equipment (besides weights) are in the room, and we used everything.  Kelly was friendly and had amazing arm muscles.  The class was fun and very challenging, however I felt like just another face in the crowd.  I also had a difficult time because it seemed like everything was to the beat of the music (I am not/have not been/ and will not be a dancer as I am rhythmically challenged).

Raves

The staff are all so friendly! I got in a major calorie burn in both workouts.  The facility is so nice.  There are showers (stocked full of everything you would need to get ready- shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash, towels, hairspray, etc.).  The lockers were nice and spacious.  I loved the water fill up (Oh, and I got a free water with my first class).  FlyWheel has a bowl of fruit set up for before and/or after class.  It is conveniently located and easy to get to (with plenty of parking).

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Another great rave is the FlyWheel Sports app.  It calculates points/rides/ and keeps track of everything done in the studio.  The app also makes it easy to schedule classes.

Hesitations

My seat was so sore for days after my class.  I know this is something you get used to when you go frequently, but geeze Louise it hurt.  The FlyBarre class was a little too choreographed for my taste, but it was challenging and a great workout.  The price (a good deal for the value for sure, but out of my budget).

Overall

Check out this place!  They have created quite a name for themselves and the classes are so much fun (and a great calorie burn).  ClassPass has FlyWheel listed as one of their studios.  It is obvious that FlyWheel has a great following and they have built a strong community.

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  • Chelsea March 15, 2016 at 7:40 am

    So cool that you tried something out of your comfort zone! Good for you. My spring break is next week, and I couldn’t be more excited!

    • Jessica March 15, 2016 at 11:44 am

      Yay! I hope you have an amazing spring break. I am bummed that our came so early. It went by too fast!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 15, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I don’t have much experience with cycling but I have tried it a few times and I enjoy it, but it definitely takes some time to get used to, I think!

    • Jessica March 15, 2016 at 11:45 am

      Agreed! The whole time I was doing it, I thought “I hate this!” but I felt so amazing afterwards, I want to go back.

  • Shann Eva March 15, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Great review! I’ve never tried a spinning class, as I’ve always been a little intimidated by it. I love taking barre classes, but I take them at my local gym. I also take a ballet class, which is a great workout of a totally different kind. This place sounds really nice, with a lot of great amenities.

    • Jessica March 15, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      It is! Glad you are a fellow Barre Babe. It’s such an awesome workout.

  • Neely (@Neelykins) March 15, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Ive done flywheel a few times! Its super fun!

    • Jessica March 15, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      It is! So fun!